• A Stellar Panorama Frames the Milky Way and Other Celestial Bodies Through a Snowy Forest in Poland

    19 days ago - By Colossal

    Image © Łukasz Żak, shared with permission
    On a cold night at the end of January, astrophotographer Łukasz Żak traveled about 150 kilometers from his home in Wołomin near Warsaw to a rural region in northeastern Poland. Near the village of Siemiony, he ventured into -12 degree cold to snap a remarkable set of images that feature a trio of celestial bodies peeking through snow-heavy spruces. After stitching the individual photographs together, he created this stereographic projection that frames the nebulae of the Milky Way, with one of the brightest stars, Capella , at the center and Orion...
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